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What does student learning look like in your classroom?

How one Utah teacher sees that technology shouldn’t be center stage in teaching and learning; rather, the focus should be...

Published: March 14, 2022
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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Leading for and through Change

Three CCSSO leaders share strategies from their states in support of personalized, competency-based learning. And none are alike.

Published: March 11, 2022
Topics: Building Capacity, Education Policy
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Imagining Liberatory Education Futures

Introducing our sixth anchor forecast Imagining Liberatory Education Futures.

Published: March 10, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Overcoming Differences in Federal Accountability and Assessment Reform

KnowledgeWorks is thinking deeply and critically about a set of policy solutions that will help our country create a bridge...

Published: March 2, 2022
Topics: Education Policy
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Leading for the Future

Two school board members introduce futures thinking tools to help districts carry out five-year strategic plans.

Published: March 1, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning
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Explore the Future with Vania Pérez, Early Childcare Facilitator

Vania Pérez is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives her.

Published: February 23, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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From Preschool to Postsecondary

Learn about the educator collaboration and goals behind Utah's alignment of competencies and their Portrait of a Graduate.

Published: February 15, 2022
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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The Fast Track to COVID Recovery Is Not Through Tracking

How state and local policymakers can dismantle tracking and build more student-centered, equitable education systems

Published: February 9, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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Future Possibilites for Education

Introducing our forecast Imagining Liberatory Education Futures.

Published: February 4, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Pat Li, a Teacher from the Future

Pat Li is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives them.

Published: January 26, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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More Than a Word

How we’re changing the way we work to center the needs, interests and passions of each student.

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Personalizing Professional Development: On the Path to a Collaborative Culture

Changing what professional development looks and feels like to support personalized, competency-based learning at scale.

Published: January 11, 2022
Topics: Building Capacity, Impact and Improvement
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The Stories You Loved in 2021

Here are the resources from 2021 that you found valuable to help make education more resilient, sustainable and flexible.

Published: December 16, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Students Want Meaningful, Personalized Learning – and Pennsylvania Educators Do, Too

How listening to students – and acting on what they hear – is shaping teaching and learning in Pennsylvania

Published: December 8, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Vision and Culture
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Forging Youth-Centered Futures: Bringing Youth Visions to Life

Paper shares youth visions for a post-pandemic future of learning and strategies to achieve them.

Published: November 29, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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Meet Jayden Harris, Youth Justice Advocate

Jayden Harris is a tireless champion of Black youth, and his hopes for the future just might be yours, too.

Published: November 22, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Unlocking the Potential of College in High School for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities belong in college in high school programs, too.

Published: November 18, 2021
Topics: Early College High School, Education Equity
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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Can and Should Replace Tracking – Here’s Why

Explore a series of 13 comparisons to demonstrate how tracking can and should be replaced with personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: November 16, 2021
Topics: Education Equity
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Students Sparking Change

A student-led initiative to remove an Indigenous mascot highlights one district’s journey to becoming more student-centered.

Published: November 11, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Vision and Culture
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Measuring Forward: Emerging Trends in K-12 Assessment Innovation

A report on insights and innovations emerging in K-12 assessment systems.

Published: November 8, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Go-to Instructional Strategies for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

A regular review of instructional strategies can serve as a gut-check and highlight areas of excellence and opportunities to grow.

Published: November 4, 2021
Topics: 101
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Let’s Face It: Tracking Is Intentional Systemic Inequity

Why tracking is problematic and what we can do about it.

Published: November 2, 2021
Topics: Education Equity
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Strengthening Systems: How States Are Rethinking Human Capital Systems and Technology Infrastructure in the COVID-19 Era

How 12 states are rethinking systems and infrastructures for supporting individual learning of every student.

Published: October 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Meet Governor Williams, an Ambitious, Community-Minded Leader

A character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, Karissa Williams helps players explore the future for community leaders.

Published: October 26, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change